I really wasn’t interested in seeing the movie Prince of Persia but because I believe in all fairness in film review, I took in a matinee on Saturday. With popcorn in hand, I sat in a theatre with about a handful of moviegoers to see Prince of Persia.
The best I could say about the film Prince of Persia is that it opened the same weekend as Sex In City and since Sex In The City 2 didn’t do well at the box office, Prince of Persia was able to hold number 2 spot in ranking, beating Sex In The City 2at the box office.
The worst I could say about the film is that – unfortunately a while back I had a hunch it wasn’t going to be a memorable film for 2010 and it isn’t. Aside from the troubling cast and poor directing, the film did not live up to the over-rated special effects they were banking on.
The other part of the problem is that, stories revolving around fables or video games are pretty risky story lines to turn into film. Casting the wrong actors is even worse. Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton did not have the chemistry to make it happen on screen. Sometimes with horribly made movies, the saving grace is the chemistry between actors and that wasn’t there. The rest of the cast seemed insignificant and did nothing to ease the pressure off Gyllenhaal or Arterton.
Anyway, I don’t really recommend the film, but if you must rent it, then do so at your own risk.